Prerequisite: 540 days seatime
Note: It shall be the policy of this school that all students provide appropriate photo identification upon enrollment.
Each student who successfully completes this course will gain the knowledge and understanding of all subject areas covered in this training course, including the unique aspects of towing vessel management, operations, maneuvering, towing gear, and making and breaking various towing configurations. Safety and emergency response, firefighting, seamanship, U.S. maritime regulations, and meteorology are also presented and examined as part of this training course. This course is open to the candidate who has met or will meet the requirements of 46 CFR 11.466 requirements for national endorsements as apprentice mate (steersman) of towing vessels. Pursuant to National Maritime Center Policy Letter 11-02.